As any parent knows, children can be so picky when it comes to their food. I am very fortunate that my children love many vegetables and most fruits. We still go through phases though where they do not want to eat or have decided they no longer like a particular veggie. Tonight while I was preparing dinner, Austin came around the corner and said, “Mama, I smell those peas and they are not for me!” Both of my children are in a phase where they no longer want to eat green peas. I am not too concerned since it usually only lasts a week or so and they love so many vegetables. There are some children though that will not eat any!
Copy Kids DVD has been designed to help parents teach their children that healthy eating can be so much fun! The DVD is divided into 12 chapters that are only 6-8 minutes each. Each chapter focuses on a different fruit or vegetable:
- Bell Peppers
The first time I put this on for the children they were at work with me. I was unable to really focus on it much but the children really seemed to enjoy it. For whatever reason they love the carrot & cucumber chapters. Those are two of their personal favorite veggies so maybe that plays a role.
Addie immediately noticed the Blue bird on the front that she so lovingly refers to as “Rio” so she was sold just by the cover! I love that throughout they show the children laughing and giggling as they enjoy eating their healthy delicious fruits and veggies. I think, especially for very young toddlers, this is a great video! It is fun and yet as we all know that children imitate what they see others doing, it encourages children to maybe want to try new things that they may otherwise reject. Yesterday, Addie willing picked up an onion slice and first used it as a bracelet but then much to my surprise started munching on it. She didn’t eat the entire piece but I was so excited she was even willing to give it a try, and all on her own!
Today we watched parts of the Copy-Kids DVD and throughout the day, between both of my children they ate a pound of organic strawberries and 6 ounces of Raspberries. Berries in any form have been favorites of my children since they were able to eat them! Children learn and adapt to what they are exposed to. I love that through the DVD, it also encourages parents to feed their children healthy foods. If children are provided fresh fruits and vegetables early on, they are much more likely to continue these habits.
The Copy-Kids DVD is recommended from ages 6 months to 5 years. They have won two children’s excellence awards for their work on the DVD, one from Dr. Toy and MACT. They were also approved by the USDA and added to their Education and Training Materials Database for pre-school nutrition.
Copy-Kids will be sponsoring my upcoming, Never Stop Learning Giveaway that begins, Monday, July 23rd. They will be providing the Copy-Kids DVD (a $19.95 value) along with a $25 Whole Foods Gift Card to get you started on your healthy eating journey with your children!
Please be sure to stop back on Monday, July 23rd for your chance to enter and in the meantime be sure to check out the Copy-Kids website where you can purchase your own DVD and then head over and like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter!